Emergency warming centers available at 7 locations in Richardson

The Richardson Police Department is operating an emergency warming center in its headquarters' lobby at 300 N. Greenville Ave. (Courtesy Richardson Police Department)
The Richardson Police Department is operating an emergency warming center in its headquarters' lobby at 300 N. Greenville Ave. (Courtesy Richardson Police Department)

The Richardson Police Department is operating an emergency warming center in its headquarters' lobby at 300 N. Greenville Ave. (Courtesy Richardson Police Department)

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Methodist Richardson Medical Center is offering an emergency warming center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2831 E. President George Bush Hwy. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Those visiting the warming stations will be required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols and should bring their own blankets, water and snacks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Richardson Emergency Management Center has helped coordinate the opening of seven warming centers across the city for those in need of refuge and relief from the severe winter weather.

Two locations shown below are operating 24-7, according to a Feb. 16 news release from the city.

• Fire Station No. 3, 500 W. Lookout Drive; and

• Richardson Police Department headquarters lobby, 300 N. Greenville Ave.

The remainder are scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. They are located at:

• First Baptist Church, 1001 N. Central Expressway;

• First United Methodist Church, 503 N. Central Expressway;

• Methodist Richardson Medical Center, 2831 E. President George Bush Hwy.;

• Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road; and

• Office building at 500 Lockwood Drive.

Those who go to the warming centers are required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols by wearing facial coverings and maintaining distance from other groups, the release said. Limited charging stations for electronic devices will be provided. The release also said people should bring their own blankets, water and snacks.

For the latest updates on the city's response to severe winter weather, visit this link.

By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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